Chaiyaphum

  • North East

    Lottery winner had 8 winning tickets, a total windfall of 48 million baht

    The winning number from yesterday’s bi-monthly Thai lottery was 244083 making instant millionaires out of some lucky Thais. A winning ticket receives 6 million baht. Other numbers are drawn with lower prizes in the elaborate, and highly popular, live broadcast of the drawing of the numbers. The winner of a massive 48 million baht – 8 winning tickets – is…

  • North East

    Suspected child rapist arrested in Isaan forest

    A man accused of raping an 11 year old girl has been arrested while hiding out in a mountainous forest in the north-eastern province of Khon Kaen. A report in Nation Thailand says 50 year old Prathan Wangson was arrested after villagers in the Manjakhiri district tipped off police when he emerged from hiding to ask for food and water.…

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Dead Chaiyaphum 43 year old had Covid-19

    A “partygoer” found dead in the northeastern Chaiyaphum province last night, has tested positive for Covid-19. 43 year old Pichit Paeyor was a construction worker in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok. He’d returned to his hometown in Chatturat district on March 28. Described as a “partygoer by nature” Pichit didn’t quarantine himself when he returned from Pathum Thani, deciding…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Did an Issan woman get coronavirus for a second time?

    A 38 year old woman from Thailand’s northeastern Chaiyaphum province in the Issan region appears to have contracted the Covid-19 coronavirus for a second time, after she was ‘cured’ of the virus in Bangkok in the middle of March. The woman, who in March had only recently returned from overseas, was found to be infected with the virus and was…

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Covid-19 re-infection rates increase

    A 38 year old woman from Chaiyaphum contracted the Covid-19 coronavirus for a second time after fully recovering from the virus last month. The woman returned from overseas in March and was found to be infected with the virus. She was admitted to Phyathai 2 Hospital in Bangkok and eventually had a complete recovery after which she returned to her…

  • Crime

    Not recommended: Smoking marijuana at a police checkpoint

    Most of us approach a police checkpoint with a bit of anxiety and apprehension but sometimes the “sabai sabai” approach makes for a more interesting interaction when you roll down your window. Last night in Chaiyaphum province, central Thailand, a tattoo-adorned man was stopped at a checkpoint in Kaeng Khro district around 9pm. His behaviour led police to believe he…

  • Thailand

    Man dies instantly in temple fireworks explosion in Chaiyaphum

    A 59 year old man, serving as a civil defence volunteer at a Chaiyaphum temple fair, has been killed instantly after picking up a seemingly half-lit giant fireworks pipe that then blew up in his face. Chaiyaphum is in central Thailand, north-east of Bangkok. The incident took place at Wat Ban Muang Kao in Kaset Sombun district last night. The annual…

  • Thailand

    Four year old mauled to death by escaped dogs

    PHOTO MONTAGE: Thai Rath A four year old girl playing outside her house on a bicycle has been savagely mauled to death by three dogs that got out of a neighbour’s yard. The incident happened in Chaiyaphum province. But the dog owner could face only a small fine or a short jail term. Thai Rath report that when Chaiyaphum police arrived…

  • Thailand

    Two teenagers drown trying to save school friend

    by Sutthipomh Settharangsi Two schoolchildren have died after trying to save another friend from drowning in the Chaiyaphum province, central Thailand, on Saturday. Seven lower-secondary students visited a local check dam in Tambon Nong Pai in Kaeng Khro district when one girl, riding a motorcyle, fell into the water along with her two-wheeler. The friends jumped into the water, despite…